Eagles camp notes: Alshon Jeffery returns to practice, injury updates

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 31: Alshon Jeffery
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 31: Alshon Jeffery /

Eagles receiver Alshon Jeffery returned to practice on Sunday.

Those Philadelphia Eagles wide receivers continue to impress during training camp. Last week, Nelson Agholor stole the show, proving the hype surrounding his 2017 camp may be real. This was especially true during the team’s first open practice at Lincoln Financial Field. Agholor was impressive, winning him tons of love and adoration from the 23, 000 fans in attendance. This week, Alshon Jeffery is taking his opportunity to steal the show.

Jeffery, standing at six-foot-three and weighing in at 216 pounds is hard to miss. It makes it easy to notice his absence. It makes it doubly easy to notice him when he pops up. Questions were aplenty when he suffered a shoulder strain. The injury was believed to be sustained on Saturday, August 29th. Jeffery would practice on the 30th, but following a little irritation the following Monday, coaches sat him out to ensure his safety.

Plus the Eagles were beginning live tackling drills, and there was no reason to risk further injury by putting him in harm’s way. The injury wasn’t believed to be serious, so sitting him appeared to be more of a precautionary measure than anything.

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Speaking of that large presence, Jeffery’s injury loomed so large that it actually took some of the attention away from some of his teammates that were dealing with some injury issues of their own.

In addition to the big guy, Mychal Kendricks, who’s been dealing with a quad injury, returned to practice on Sunday as well. So did Donnel Pumphrey (hamstring concerns).

Paul Turner, who needs all of the reps he can get, is still out with a shoulder injury. Josh Andrews is sitting out with a hand injury. Backup quarterback Nick Foles is still nursing the elbow.

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Will Jeffery play Thursday?

Stories have surfaced recently indicating that Jeffery may not participate in the team’s opening preseason game against the Green Bay Packers.There’s been no definite word on that yet, but seeing Jeffery suit up with his teammates again is a good sign. Holding him out to avoid further injury won’t make anyone complain either though. We’ll all have to wait and see what happens.